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Citizens award scheme
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 04:42:54 PM »
'My Place in Stockport' is the first Council-led citizen award scheme in the borough, which recognises individuals, groups or teams that go out of their way to make Stockport a better place.
And now the Council, its partners, and award sponsors are asking the public for their suggestions as to who should be honoured with a ‘My Place’ award.
The awards are part of the Stockport Community Pride campaign, launched by the Council to encourage a stronger sense of pride and community spirit in our borough.
Does someone you know, or have heard of, help make Stockport special? Is there an individual, a group, a volunteer, or perhaps a local personality, or someone else who deserves recognition for good and community spirit?
The list of award categories:

•   Ambassador for Stockport - Rewarding someone who has helped to give Stockport a good name and improve its reputation.
•   Best Street - Rewarding the residents who help make their street a better place to live.
•   Beyond the Doorstep - Rewarding delivery people, window cleaners, bus drivers, helpers etc.
•   Citizen of the Year - Rewarding adults who help their community in lots of different ways.
•   Community-spirited Business - Rewarding the Stockport business that puts a lot back into the community, be it through fundraising or staff initiatives etc.
•   Good Neighbour - Rewarding those people who go out of their way to be the best neighbour possible.
•   Green and Glorious - Rewarding a group or person that is responsible for a great community clean-up or local environmental project.
•   Life changing - Rewarding someone who has turned their life around against the odds.
•   Sports Personality of the Year - Rewarding those involved in sport in Stockport.
•   Volunteer/Voluntary Group - Rewarding individuals or groups of people who make a real difference to Stockport, such as resident associations, community groups etc.
•   Young Citizen of the Year - Rewarding young people under the age of 18 that help their community in lots of different ways.

To enter, fill in a nomination form and post it FREEPOST to: Business Reply Service Licence No. SK255, ‘My Place’ Awards, Room 111, Stockport Town Hall, Stockport Council, FREEPOST, Stockport SK1 3YQ. You can pick up a nomination leaflet in local libraries and Stockport Direct Centres, or go to (free internet access at all Stockport libraries) and send in nominations online.
The final date for nominations is Thursday 20 December 2007. Winners will be celebrated at an awards event in February 2008 in Stockport Town Hall.
Councillor Dave Goddard, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “This is a great chance to recognise the people that make a difference in our borough. We want to highlight those who make people’s lives better and celebrate their efforts. We’re looking forward to giving residents who have helped others and their local community, the recognition they deserve. We want to show that Stockport is a fantastic place to live and work and that it is home to some very special people.”
All nominations, in the different categories, will be judged by a panel including representatives of the Police, Fire and Rescue service, Stockport Community and Voluntary Services, Stockport Economic Alliance, Stockport Express, and the Council. Sponsors include John Lewis, Pure, Sale Sharks, Community Foundation for Greater Manchester, Lend Lease, and Solutions SK Ltd.
For more information on the ‘My Place in Stockport’ Awards, call               0161 274 3311       , email or log on to
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